Myanmar: After 20 years, Suu Kyi to be released

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Yangon, Nov 12: 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent much of the past two decades in house arrest, is supposed to be released on Saturday, Nov 13.

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi's supporters united at the headquarter of her political party to prepare for her expected release on Non 13.

Though the ruling junta has not confirmed the news of her release, a government official claimed, "The authorities will release her. It is certain."

The country held election on Nov 7 for the first time since May 27, 1990, however, the junta of the country barred her from participating in the election.

Critics called the polling a sham aimed at cementing the military's power as Suu Kyi's lawyer Nyan Win claimed on Nov 12, "There is no law to hold (Suu Kyi) for another day. Her detention period expires on Saturday (Nov 13) and she will be released."

US President barack Obama with other politicians of the Western countries also criticised the polls in Myanmar and the detention of Suu Kyi as Obama claimed the election as, "elections in the country (Myanmar) would be anything but 'free and fair'."

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